The ANC NEC meeting resolved that some elements within the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) should desist causing social instability and factionalism within the ANC.
MKMVA members in KZN have been linked to the xenophobic attacks on foreign owned businesses in Durban and perpetuating factionalism in the ANC regarding their support for Jacob Zuma’s defiance on the Constitutional Court Order. Subsequently Zuma openly attacked the Judiciary as an incompetent court to conduct a fair trial.
During a media briefing on the outcomes of the ANC NEC meeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the name UmKhonto we Sizwe has been subject to promote divisions within the ANC and causing social instability.
“The NEC expressed concern on the name of Umkhonto WeSizwe, the glorious army of our people to promote factionalism in the ANC and engaging acts of social instability” said Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa said the meeting warned MKMVA members against utterances and actions that bring the name of MKMVA into disrepute.
President Ramaphosa also added that there is urgent need to implement a resolution to create a united structure of all members of the MK ahead of National Conference.
“There must be processes to bring together the members of the MKMVA in the MK National Council together towards the convening of a united conference ”, said Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa reiterated that “members within MK structures are I urged to desist from any activities that contribute to social disorder in society or cause disunity and functionalism within the ANC”, said Ramaphosa.
The NEC meeting also resolved that ANC is distancing itself from attacks made against the judiciary.it would be convenient for factionalism to manifest with in the ANC if MKMVA members continue to be found to in support of Zuma’s Constitutional Court battle.